Column: Come on with the snow already

belmontRecently, it appears this winter is regularly bringing significant snowfall to our area. Given the magnitude and type of storms we are experiencing, the Highway Department’s main concern is to keep our primary roadways clear for emergency and official vehicles. After plowing, the focus is to remove large piles of plowed snow, located at intersections that may be causing sight distance issues. These locations also typically include catch basins, which may be covered with snow, leading to the potential for road flooding.

After plowing these main arteries and clearing intersections, tertiary roadways will be cleared. Please be patient as crews from our Public Works Department work hard to keep our roadways safe for vehicles and pedestrians.

Recently, town personnel were invited to a preview tour and luncheon at the new Life Time Fitness athletic facility located on Westchester Park Drive, formally Gannett Drive, in Harrison. The design features of the health club highlight the importance and benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lifetime’s magnificent accommodations and state-of-the-art health classes and equipment are examples of why they are a leader in the health club industry. It was an honor to cut the ribbon at their grand opening ceremony and I’m sure Life Time Fitness will be regarded as a premier property in our community for years to come.

Please note the following February sanitation schedule change: Monday, Feb. 17th is a holiday. Garbage and/or recycling normally collected on Monday, Feb. 17 will be collected on Tuesday, Feb 18. Garbage and recycling normally collected on Tuesday, Feb 18, will be collected on Wednesday, Feb. 19. There will be no bulk trash collection on Feb. 19.

In closing, I would like to recognize the accomplishments of Harrison High School senior and football player, Michael Amicucci. Michael recently became a member of this year’s Golden Dozen team. This team is comprised of Westchester area athletes, and members are recognized for their exceptional athletic, academic and civic accomplishments. Congratulations to Michael and all the athletes on this well-deserved honor.

The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is on Friday, Feb. 14. I will be at Aquario, located at 141 Lake St. in West Harrison and will be joined by Legislator Benjamin Boykin, a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators. On Feb. 21, I will be at Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant located at 126 Halstead Ave. in downtown Harrison. I will be at these locations from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing
our community.